Local Development Framework (LDF)

We are currently in the process of producing the Local Development Framework (LDF).

Adoption of the Allocations and Development Management DPD on 16th July 2013 completed the process of replacing the Local Plan with the LDF.

As a result the development plan for the district now comprises of the Core Strategy DPD and the Allocations & DM DPD DPDs and these will be the main documents used to assess planning applications. Other documents dealing with specific matters such as affordable housing and Gypsy and Traveller pitch provision will be produced over time to supplement these.

The LDF consists of a folder of documents including:


The timetable and process for the production of the remaining parts of the Local Development Framework is set out within our Local Development Scheme (LDS).

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